Useful pollinator research and resources, download PDF’s

November 10, 2015

in Bumblebees and their ecology, Gardening For Wildlife, Other organisations, Red mason solitary bees, Solitary Bee Observation Box

Useful pollinator research and resources

Want some easy to read scientific research about insect pollinators to download for future reference? I have selected the research areas solely relating to insect pollinators and given links to downloadable PDF’s, with a line brief one line description for each PDF. Enjoy!

How are pests and diseases affecting bee pollinators?

Wild and managed pollinating bees are susceptible to a range of diseases that are being shared between species

Monodontomerus wasp ovipositing through mud.

Monodontomerus wasp ovipositing through mud.

Protecting insect pollinators from pesticide risk

How can farmers and growers achieve effective crop protection while limiting pesticide risk to pollinators and the essential ecosystem services they provide?

Managing urban areas for insect pollinators

As town and cities continue to grow how can land managers help insect pollinators in urban areas?

Crop pollination by wild and managed insects: Why diversity matters

A diverse and abundant pollinator community is needed to maintain stable and high quality crop yields, as well as maintaining healthy and diverse wild ecosystems.

The benefits of managing pollinators for crop production

As demands on food production increase how can land managers, growers and policy makers help to conserve and manage insect pollinators?

What is causing the decline in pollinating insects?Solitary bee

Some groups of pollinating insects, such as bees, have declined and research has revealed a range of different factors that appear to be involved.

For more Living With Environmental Change LWEC’s Policy and practice notes covering other ecosystem services 

LWEC  is part  NERC   Natural Environment Research Council, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1EU   01603 591372

Fancy taking part in some simple science for researchers in your garden? Visit the Buzz Club

I can recommend Steven Falk’s excellent Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland to whet your appetite!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Pilkington November 10, 2015 at 9:50 am

Nice one George !!!!


nurturingnature November 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm

More to come Mike!!!


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